‘We allow other industries to cannibalize what used to be time devoted to books,’ says Rakuten Kobo’s Pieter Swinkels ahead of his appearance at Frankfurt’s The Markets conference.
Ahead of his Frankfurt keynote, HarperCollins UK CEO Charlie Redmayne talks about meeting reader demands, expanding in Ireland, and finding revenue opportunities.
In its inaugural outing at Frankfurt Book Fair next week, the ASEAN Forum looks at both successes and challenges in a 10-market region comprising 600 million people.
Together with Bookwire, CB, and the International Publishing Distribution Association, Rüdiger Wischenbart has created a new ‘European Ebook Barometer’ to track digital activity in four key markets.
A new decision allows EU member states to align VAT rates on print books and ebooks if they choose to, instead of a 15% minimum for electronic services.
‘Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, we have essentially risen from the dead, and only 25 years later, here we are.’ Frankfurt’s Guest of Honor, Georgia, says Gvantsa Jobava, is ready.
With ‘many more tie-ups and collaborations between English and Indian-language publishers,’ Taylor & Francis’ Nitasha Devasar reports that India’s book market today is in fast, positive evolution.
Two events, one this week at Sweden’s Göteborg Book Fair and the other at Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Weltempfang Salon in October, spotlight challenges to the freedom to publish.
Touting 7-percent growth in the first half of the year, Eksmo’s new general director, Evgeny Kapyev, is bringing a bigger stand to Frankfurter Buchmesse and a new list of Russian nonfiction and children’s books for sale in October.
After some time working in other media and cultural sectors, Morten Hesseldahl returns to the book industry as CEO of Denmark’s oldest publishing company, Gyldendal, with fresh observations.